When Prudence had her first birthday, her mama told her she could pick out her very own doll.
It was not a difficult decision.
In fact, it was love at first sight. Little Alice was by far the most beautiful of all the doggie dolls.
Prudence takes Little Alice everywhere she goes, and shows her to everyone she meets.
“Isn’t she beautiful?” Prudence asks. They look at Little Alice, then at Prudence. They smile.
“She couldn’t be more beautiful”, they answer.
Prudence wears a pretty red dress that has blue flowers with yellow centers, and an ivory collar that matches her ruffled petticoats. Little Alice is dressed in bright yellow, with tiers of petticoats that show beneath her dress.
Prudence is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and Little Alice are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.
Prudence is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She stands 6 3/8 inches tall.
Update: Prudence has already been adopted. Thank you!
Dinah is a pretty little Dachshund.
She is polite, and sweet, and thoughtful. Dinah always has a kind word and good wishes for everyone she meets.
Wherever Dinah goes, she brings a gift.
No occasion is necessary. She just likes to drop by and surprise her friends with something special she made that she thinks they might like.
What she doesn’t realize, and what her friends all know, is that Dinah herself is a gift.
Dinah wears a soft beige dress with a white collar and cuffs, and tiers of white petticoats that show beneath her dress. A soft bow of deep rose at the front matches the deep rose sash that ties in the back in a pretty bow.
Dinah is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and the gift she carries are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.
Dinah is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.
Dinah stands 5 an 3/4 inches tall.
Update: Dinah has already been adopted. Thank you!
When I opened my curtains this morning, and saw the soft, white light coming in, I was reminded of winter up north, when it has just snowed. It made me feel so happy. It wasn’t snow though, just frost, but it was so pretty that I went outside in my pajamas to take a picture.
This doesn’t really convey how the grassy lawns all faded to white in the distance, but you can imagine it 🙂
And…we FINALLY finished updating our online doll gallery
! All of the currently available dolls now have web pages, and some of the adopted dolls do too. At least every doll on the page has a link now, and what a big page! I will, at some point, have to separate the dolls into categories rather than have a page that scrolls into infinity, but, for now, we are so relieved to have it up to date.
Of course, I still have to fix all the print pages
up. It seems to be a never-ending job. Just looking at the sheer size of the doll gallery, I am reminded that I need to focus on what I have already started and not take on more than I can handle
. My current plan is to focus on making original, one-of-a-kind folk art dolls and paintings, and consolidate what we have available for sale on the Ruffing’s site
, instead of all the EBay
ing and Etsy
ing, not to mention the MySpacing and whatever mulitude of other sites I have been trying to cover. I will try to finish the play dolls/toys I have started, but I think I will be doing those for more fun in the future. I’ll see what I have time for without making myself crazy with too many projects.